Must See: Donovan's Brain

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Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Donovan's Brain
Date: 1955

Vitals: When evil millionaire Donovan suffers a fatal car crash, mad scientist Dr. Cory rescues his still-living brain to see if he can keep the organ alive in a fish tank. Things go awry when Donovan's brain starts to grow telepathic powers, taking over Dr. Cory's mind and forcing him to make ruthless investments.


Famous names: Nancy Reagan

Crunchy goodness: 3

Sight you'll never unsee: Throbbing brain!!!

Most painfully dated moment: Future first lady Nancy Reagan playing lab assistant Jan with screamy blankness.


Copycats: Donovan's Brain was the first of many "brain" movies, including The Brain That Wouldn't Die, The Crawling Brain, The Brain from Planet Arous, and many others.

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